shmatte

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EtymologyEdit

From Yiddish שמאַטע ‎(shmate); originally from Polish szmata.

NounEdit

shmatte ‎(plural shmattes)

  1. (Yinglish) A rag.
  2. (Yinglish) An old article of clothing.
  3. An item of clothing: a "rag" in fashion- and clothing-industry slang.

QuotationsEdit

  • 2007 December 12, David M. Halbfinger, “A Film Producer Guided More by His Heart Than by His Calculator”[1], New York Times:
    I said, Why am I in the shmatte business? Mr. Kimmel said of his beginners luck.

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